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A WILDER PLANET.

The goal of protecting Nature underpins all our work. It inspires and drives us to secure a future that allows life to flourish.

In Indonesia lie two of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Communities in Indonesia rely on the rich biodiversity of the region, but industries are posing a threat by cutting down the forests that surrounding life relies on.

As deforestation increases in Indonesia for commodities like palm oil, pulp and paper, and nickel, the impact on wildlife has been immense. It’s estimated more than 100,000 orangutans have been lost in Borneo and Sumatra to commodity-linked deforestation.

Our work in Indonesia is where we first tested our “perfect storm” approach a decade ago, successfully driving transformative change in the palm oil sector. Palm oil is historically the biggest driver of deforestation in Indonesia. We pressured companies like Korindo and POSCO Daewoo to stop deforestation in forest frontiers like Papua and Borneo. Our Rapid Response system pushes players in the palm oil industry to respond faster to deforestation in their supply chain and to maintain the No Deforestation, No Peatland development, and No Exploitation (NDPE) policies that most have committed to.

  • 100,000

    Orangutan lives lost to deforestation

  • 230 kha

    of forest lost in Indonesia in 2022

  • 3 million ha

    of old growth forest lost due to palm oil deforestation

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The Batang Toru Dam is being built in the middle of Tapanuli orangutan habitat in Indonesia, threatening the survival of the world’s most endangered great ape

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News

07/May/2024
Webinar: What does President Prabowo’s election mean for Indonesia on climate and nature?
07/May/2024
Testimony of Devastating Impacts of Nickel Mining on Kabaena Island
22/Apr/2024
Letter from Government Ministry Tells Indonesia’s Largest Deforester to Stop Clearing
16/Apr/2024
Nickel industry costs lives and livelihoods in Indonesia’s last nomadic sea tribe
08/Mar/2024
Fighting for a future: Women lead the resistance to nickel mining expansion in an Eastern Indonesian fishing community
14/Feb/2024
Rising palm oil deforestation highlights environmental stakes of Indonesia election
22/Dec/2023
FSC accepts complaint from Mighty Earth against “Last of the Big Deforesters” over massive rainforest clearing in Indonesia
U.S. – Indonesia CMA
09/Nov/2023
Press Release: U.S. – Indonesia CMA
U.S. – Indonesia CMA
09/Nov/2023
CSOs Urge Biden to Include Social and Environmental Safeguards in Potential Critical Minerals Agreement with Indonesia